Assistant Tax Manager (VAT) Assistant Tax Manager (VAT) …

Lloyds Banking Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Lloyds Banking Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Assistant Tax Manager (VAT)
End Date
Thursday 22 August 2019

Salary Range
£33,327 - £37,030

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Job Description Summary
Here at Lloyds Banking Group, we are recruiting an Assistant Tax Manager (VAT) role.

Job Description

At Lloyds Banking Group, we have a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper and to become the best bank for our customers. What we do makes a genuine difference to families, businesses and communities and we're playing a central role in creating a thriving UK economy. Finance is key to that success by securing and building the financial strength and performance of the Bank.

You'll be joining Group Tax, who manage a wide range of tax payment, deduction and reporting obligations both for the Group's own account and also for its customers and colleagues.

These obligations involve ensuring that the Group is in full compliance with all of it's statutory obligations, the Banking Code of Practice and that our tax costs are managed within the Group's risk appetite.

What will you be doing?

Within the VAT assurance team, part of wider VAT team, you'll be providing a professional level of support to Senior Tax colleagues and business customers, in respect of managing the Group's VAT obligations. This'll include producing high quality VAT reporting, reconciliations and assurance across the group. You'll be interacting with people at all levels, investigating and resolving any issues as they arise or escalating more complex queries as needed.

Your accountabilities will also include:
  • Deliver small-scale projects or well defined tasks on larger projects to improve support to the business
  • Monitor and support a range of VAT processes and systems to ensure that they are effectively maintained and coordinated, including VAT reconciliations, VAT reporting from SAP and detailed spreadsheet work
  • Recommending improvements to processes and controls
  • Manage day to day VAT queries from the business
  • Establish and build internal relationships to identify business requirements and provide appropriate support and guidance
  • Demonstrate core Lloyds Banking Group values and behaviours as an active team member

What can you bring to the role?

It's essential that you:
  • Have solid, demonstrable VAT experience, gained within a large organisation
  • Are able to interpret and respond to complex VAT process queries
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of accounting principles
  • Have excellent PC Skills, including a good working knowledge of Excel.

And desirable that you have:

Undertaken a similar role within the utilities, financial or professional services industry.

Your communication and interpersonal skills are well-developed and you're adept at liaising with stakeholders at all levels. You're able to present written work to an excellent level, with attention to detail and accuracy. Accustomed to working under limited supervision, you're able to plan and organise your own workload effectively and have excellent prioritisation skills.

And whilst you may have already completed your professional qualifications, this isn't a requirement. In fact, if you have the skills we're looking for and are yet to start your exams, we can support you in studying for them. What is essential is your technical capability, including strong analytical aptitude.

It is a very exciting time to join LBG. Together we'll continue our market leading, ground breaking transformation and you'll help us realise the Group's vision to become the Best Bank for Customers. Here, you'll grow as a person and develop your career.

And in return?

In addition to the salary quoted, the position also offers:
  • Discretionary Performance Share Award
  • Generous pension contribution
  • A flex benefits cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestyle (4% on top of your basic salary)
  • Private health cover
  • Share schemes
  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays

You'll enjoy our total dedication to your ongoing personal and professional development. So if you have the skills we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you. We'll help you perform at your best today, so you can fulfil all your potential in the future. We know that success is built from the inside out through our people. Our customers' experience and success starts with yours.

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

Did you know we've won awards?

We've gained industry recognition including Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Top 30 Employer for Working Families, Gold Standard 2014 from the Business Disability Forum and Top 50 Employer for Women.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we're building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.